Basketball Party Ideas with Potato Chip Cookie Recipe!

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Joe & I love hosting dinner parties (he does ALL the cooking and I do the rest šŸ™‚ ), but this was the first time I had planned any type of sporting event party. Never backing down on a reason to celebrate, college basketball play offs seemed like a perfect time to hostĀ a party! I’ve been wanting to do a basketball theme party for a while and excited with how it turned out!

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

Wanting the look to be mostly black & white with hints of orange throughout, I firstĀ searched all over ourĀ home for decorating inspiration (and anything I could use for the decor). Fortunately I was able to find a couple items around the house to include. I’ll point out those in photos below!

Not only did we need decorations, but FOOD as well! I decided to make my fun sweet and saltyĀ Potato ChipĀ Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Potato Chip Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chips, crushed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Soften butter by putting in a microwave safe bowl and heating for about 30 seconds. To crush the chipsĀ easily, first put them in aĀ plastic ziplock bag BEFORE crushing in to tiny pieces. In a large bowl mix all ingredients well. Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough in to small balls (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter). Place on to a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray 2Ā inches apart. Bake for roughly 10 minutes. Cookies should be lightly brown around the edge.

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

Once the cookies were done, it was decorating time! I started with a black table cloth & used all white serving dishes. Blending some items I had around the house (silver vase with twigs) and some that I bought at Target (basketball netting), below.

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

To add some more ‘sweet’ dishes, I whipped up someĀ chocolate cupcakes with white icing.

Decorating was super easy:

Each cupcake has two strips of card stock paper: 1 1/2 inch white paper and 1/2 inch black paper. Wrap both aroundĀ the cupcake and staple the paper together in the back.

Taking orange card stock, I simply cut out small circles, added the basketball lines in and stuckĀ on top of the frosting!

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

The Potato ChipĀ Double Chocolate Chip Cookies were placed in these adorable white baskets that resembledĀ a basketball hoop, lined with tissue paper.

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

I added some chipsĀ to compliment the sweet dishes in a silver bowl, setting on top of black & white alternating napkins. (Confession: this is a pretty small bowl because unfortunately I couldn’t just eat one. Oops!)

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

White ramekins were used to hold the orange gumballs and Reese’s Pieces.

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

The bottled water even got a makeover with two inch black card stock wrapped around with a little tape in the back!

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

May your next basketball party be as fun to plan as it is to host!

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

 

 

 

 





 

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

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7 Comments

  1. March 28, 2016 / 5:27 am

    What great party decorations! I love March Madness time! My team got put out too early, though, so my bracket is blown. We can still party with those delicious-looking cookies, though! I love a salty-sweet combo. Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

    • Lindsay @ Crazy Organized
      April 5, 2016 / 11:50 am

      Thanks so much hun! My bracket was awful …. although half my pics were based on my favorite color jersey šŸ™‚

  2. March 28, 2016 / 9:44 am

    What a cute party and the cookies sounds divine!

    • Lindsay @ Crazy Organized
      April 5, 2016 / 11:52 am

      awww thanks so much hun!

  3. March 28, 2016 / 10:40 am

    What a great idea for a bday party!! Love it! Just pinned it.

    • Lindsay @ Crazy Organized
      April 5, 2016 / 11:54 am

      Thanks so much!!!

  4. March 30, 2016 / 6:16 am

    Pringles in the cookie recipe has my attention! We love the sweet and salty flavor and we love Pringles too!My hubby is a big fan of basketball too. Fun party ideas! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Pinning to my party board.

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